Dorsal artery of the penis
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The dorsal artery of the penis is one of the two terminal branches of the internal pudendal artery.
- the dorsal artery of the penis pierces the perineal membrane before coursing between the crura of the penis and the pubic symphysis to pierce the suspensory ligament of the penis
- it courses towards the glans penis in the plane between the deep fascia and the fibrous sheaths of the corpora cavernosa
- lies between the deep dorsal vein of the penis medially and the dorsal nerves laterally. The neurovascular bundle is adherent to the deep fascia of the penis 1,3.
- forms an anastomosis with the terminal branches of the artery to the bulb of the penis at the level of the glans penis 1,3
- forms an anastomosis with the superficial penile arteries (branches of the external pudendal artery that supply the superficial skin) at the level of the coronal sulcus 2
- glans penis
- skin of the penis
- corpus spongiosum (via anastomosis to the artery to the bulb)
- some contribution to the penile urethra (via anastomosis to the artery to the bulb) 1,3
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